To See, To Be, To Do:
Primary Perspectives of World Religions
This is our signature class and keystone address!
Like the keystone in a medieval arch, To See, To Be, To Do provides the structural support for our other classes. Also offered on audio cd, this presentation offers a unique overview of the perspectives and worldviews of the world's major religions.
Instead of the usual catalogue of dates and names, this presentation encapsulates over thirty years of study into a remarkably concise model that organizes the religious traditions into three broad families:
- Middle Eastern Traditions
Baha'i, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Zoroastrianism
- Indian Traditions
Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism
- Balance Traditions
Aboriginal Spirituality, Confucianism, Daoism,
- What is the Ultimate?
- How is Truth Obtained?
- What is the Cause of Suffering?
- What is the Responsibility of Practitioners?
- How are Sacred Stories Understood?
- How is Deliverance Achieved?
The presentation has been enormously popular in many different settings: Hindu temples, Christian churches, university classrooms, teacher events, and multifaith conferences.
More importantly, it has received praise from members of many different faith traditions – from Native elders to Zen masters to Hindu pandits.
This new recording has been expanded to include new observations and more anecdotal stories from the various religious traditions. Those who have heard the lecture in person have also heard, "We only have time for one story." This unabridged version includes all of our favourite stories and much more.
Sample coming soon.
Price: $25 CDN / $20 USD (+shipping/handling)
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